The Flora Graeca Story
Sibthorp, Bauer, and Hawkins in the Levant
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Flora Graeca Story by H. Walter Lack
Book DescriptionThis is the first scholarly treatise that tells the remarkable story behind the making of the Flora Graeca, the monumental collection of illustrations and descriptions of plants in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. First described by Dioskorides in the sixth century, the flora and fauna of the Levant was neglected until the gentlemen botanists-naturalists John Sibthorp and John Hawkins, accompanied by illustrator Ferdinand Bauer, travelled there. Bauer produced a class of paintings superior to anthing of their kind in existence then, and his work was to become one of the most valuable treasures of the University of Oxford. Based on the original diaries, letters, and specimens, this fine work is illustrated with the original illustrations which are still housed at the Department of Plant Sciences there.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198548973
(284mm x 230mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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